3 Superheroes of Peace and nonviolence use their powers to change the course of world history.
The Secret of the 5 Powers addresses timeless, yet contemporary issues, weaving powerfully illustrated comic book animation, historic documents and modern film footage into an entertaining, inspiring, heart-touching story.
Through the experiences of the films protagonists; Alfred Hassler, an American anti-war superhero, Vietnamese peace activist Sister Chan Khong and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, whom Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967, the audience is confronted with a variety of challenging and complex issues. Self-immolation, conscientious objection, nonviolent resistance and an unwavering compassion for all those who suffered during the war.
A Message for Youth for Social Change
Young people are often the ones pushing society for social change. We see that in recent protest movements - Occupy, Climate Change, Dreamers and Black Lives Matter. This book is a great way to get young minds to imagine their power to move society without resorting to apathy or violence. Something we desperately need to offer them, another way.